Valentine Nash

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Saturday 25th January 2014


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Valentine Nash

10:01 AM, 31st January 2014, About 8 years ago

Can I cancel my letting agents contract and keep my good tenant?

Reply to the comment left by "Romain " at "31/01/2014 - 09:15":

Hi Romain, thank you for your reply - it's much appreciated.

To be clear, I found my tenants myself and as this was my first time renting and both parties agreed that using an agency would give us some security, we found a local agents. Both parties signed the agreement and I believed that the agency would then act as money collection, dealing with any issues if they arise. I'm very happy with my tenants and now want to go alone, saving us a bit of money, but the agents are adamant that I'm tied to them for eternity - or while I keep the same tenants. So it's a weird one, and not sure how to proceed..... !

Thank you for your help....

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Valentine Nash

7:38 AM, 31st January 2014, About 8 years ago

Can I cancel my letting agents contract and keep my good tenant?

Reply to the comment left by "Romain " at "25/01/2014 - 10:04":

Hello, thanks for your comments. I've asked the letting agents to be clear on the length of the agreement, to which they replied:

Your contract ends with Parks when the Tenancy ends with the tenants. I understand that you are saying that you found the tenants, however you are still bound by the terms and condition that you have signed, please refer to the clause 5.2.

"The commission for letting is due in advance in full at commencement of the Tenancy based on the initial letting period and further payment at the same rates as above will be due forthwith upon the grant of a new Tenancy to the same Tenant (notwithstanding any termination of the Agent's capacity as Letting Agent persuant to Clause 13.3). For the purpose of this Agreement if the Tenant is more than one person then this further commission shall be payable if one or more of such Tenants remains in occupation."

Is this normal for Agents to have an indefinite agreement with a Tenancy? Am I going to have to lose my tenants and get new ones in then? Thank you in advance for any advice......

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Valentine Nash

4:48 AM, 25th January 2014, About 8 years ago

Can I cancel my letting agents contract and keep my good tenant?

I have a question, sorry if this isn't the right place for it... I found my own tenants and went to a letting agent to manage them and now that a year is up and I like my tenants, I've decided I don't want to use the agency and pay their high fees. The agency said that I would not be able to stop using them and keep the tenants but find new ones to stop using their 'basic' money collection service. The T&C don't specify a time so I suspect that it's indefinite - is this right and fair? Damn, should have read the T&C! Your comments appreciated...... Read More